The JVA has selected 20 girls indoor junior volleyball players who exemplify outstanding volleyball performance, academic excellence, leadership, responsibility, and selflessness as the 2017 Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeaders.

This year’s honorees are an oustanding representation of what it means to be a well-rounded student-athlete and to give back to the community.

The Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeaders represent a variety of JVA member clubs nationwide.  All honorees are freshman, sophomores or juniors in high school during the 2016-2017 school year. Recipients of this award will be presented with an award at the JVA Midyear meeting on June 22nd at 2:30PM ET during the AAU National Championships in Orlando, FL. Each student-athlete will receive an NCSA Athleadership Grant to provide guidance and exposure in the recruiting process. Click here to learn more about the award.

2017 Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeaders

For more information on JVA awards click here.

Kylie Dykgraaf
Kylie Dykgraaf2018 Setter
Rolling Thunder VBC
Lake Zurich, IL
4.6 GPA
Uncommitted
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Emily Kleck
Emily Kleck2018 Middle Blocker
Munciana Volleyball Club
Yorktown, IN
4.6 GPA
Committed: NYU
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Lilly Kruse
Lilly Kruse2018 Outside Hitter
Empowered Volleyball Academy
Fort Wayne, IN
4.1 GPA
Committed: Liberty Univ.
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Kaleigh Lane
Kaleigh Lane2018 Middle Blocker
La Jolla Volleyball
La Jolla, CA
4.0 GPA
Uncommitted
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Maya Poppernik
Maya Poppernik2018 Outside Hitter
Chicago Elite
Chicago, IL
GPA: 5.0
Committed: Bryant Univ.
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Hannah Talliere
Hannah Talliere2018 Libero
Beach Elite Volleyball
Virginia Beach, VA
GPA: 3.8
Committed: Univ. of North Carolina Pembroke
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Sara Vargo
Sara Vargo2018 Middle Blocker
Michigan Volleyball Academy
Grand Rapids, MI
GPA: 4.6
Uncommitted
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Cara Vollbrecht
Cara Vollbrecht2018 Setter
MN Select
Maple Grove, MN
GPA: 3.98
Uncommitted
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Ariel Zedric
Ariel Zedric2018 Setter
Eastside Volleyball Club
Peoria, IL
GPA: 4.771
Uncommitted
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Lauren Birschbach
Lauren Birschbach2019 Outside Hitter
Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball Club
Pleasant Prairie, WI
GPA: 4.0
Uncommitted
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Anna Kate Blanks
Anna Kate Blanks2019 Libero
Carolina One Volleyball
Greenville, SC
GPA: 4.55
Uncommitted
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Madelyn Boyer
Madelyn Boyer2019 Outside Hitter
Sports Performance
Aurora, IL
GPA: 4.0
Uncommitted
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Gigi Crescenzo
Gigi Crescenzo2019 Outside Hitter
Club Fusion
Batavia, IL
GPA: 5.25
Uncommitted
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Madison Dowd
Madison Dowd2019 Setter
Legacy Volleyball Club
Novi, MI
GPA: 4.27
Uncommitted
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Belle Morgan
Belle Morgan2019 Setter
Tri-State Elite
Cincinnati, OH
4.32
Uncommitted

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Olivia Petersen
Olivia Petersen2019 Opposite
River City Juniors
Omaha, NE
GPA: 3.88
Uncommitted
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Roxy Shimp
Roxy Shimp2019 Libero
La Jolla Volleyball
La Jolla, CA
GPA: 4.5
Uncommitted
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Priya Dave
Priya Dave2020 Setter
Sports Performance Volleyball Club
Aurora, IL
GPA: 4.4
Uncommitted
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Ashley Stevens
Ashley Stevens2020 Setter
Axis Elite Volleyball Academy
Simpsonville, SC
GPA: 3.9
Uncommitted
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Andersen Wade
Andersen Wade2020 Outside Hitter
Carolina One Volleyball
Greenville, SC
GPA: 5.2
Uncommitted
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About the Junior Volleyball Association
The Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) is a non-profit organization that promotes the growth of youth and junior volleyball through program and resource development, education and events. The organization was formed in 2006 with a primary focus of being a voice for junior volleyball club directors and coaches, and to this day is the only organization that is focused entirely on youth and junior volleyball.